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Psychology A Level (AS/A2) at The Bicester School

Course description

Throughout the entire course, there will also be a great emphasis on the contemporary applications of psychology, such as neuroscience, evolutionary psychology and clinical applications of psychology. As psychology is a Science, all the theory you study will be supported by examples of research, and you will be given the opportunity carry out practical work to explore theory in more detail.  

Studying any A Level Science will also develop the skills that will allow you to succeed in higher education and employment, such as effective research skills, practical mathematical skills such as data analysis and presentation, and how to develop and present your opinions and arguments based on supporting evidence


  • Social influence
  • Remembering and forgetting
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Key approaches in Psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Gender development
  • Research methods in Psychology


  • The key approaches in Psychology (biological, behaviourist, social learning, cognitive, psychodynamic and humanistic approaches)
  • Current debates in Psychology
  • Research methods in Psychology
  • Social development
  • Psychopathology, such as the study of schizophrenia and mood disorders
  • Substance abuse

Entry requirements

There is no requirement for prior study or knowledge of Psychology when embarking on this course. We do however require GCSE Maths and English at a minimum of grade C.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Bicester School directly.

Last updated date: 31 March 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years